Newsletter December-January 2008



The December-January edition is now online. We have over 3000 potential stocking stuffers available, including instrumental guitar CD, guitar/vocal CDs, concert DVDs and instructional products - literally something for everyone.

Instrumental CDs
Guitar/Vocal CDs
Instructional Products

Remember, Guitar Nine e-mail gift certificates are perfect for the discriminating guitar music lover. Read more about them by clicking below.

E-mail Gift Certificates

New Columns

December's guest columnists bring arrangement ideas, promotion, the music business, and woodshedding tips to the table, and cover areas such as guitar technique, marketing and business, as well as networking. We've got thirteen fresh articles altogether - nine by returning columnists along with four new contributors. Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with another in his series entitled "Zone Recording: Music Video". Tom Hess returns with a new column in the area of music business with "How To Make The Right Contacts In The Music Industry". Mike Campese delivers another compelling technique column, "Melodic Minor". Paul Tauterouff returns with the second part of his technique article, called "Open String Flash Licks, Part 2". Guitarist Guy Pople is back with his column entitled "Fear The Diminished: Diabolus In Musica". Nick Layton has the second part of his series, "Improving Your Phrasing, Part 2". Kevin Ferguson returns with his new column "Vivaldi On Electric Guitar". Guitarist Kole also rejoins us with an article called "The Minor 2nd". New contributors include Alfredo Herz with "Uncommon Sense", Chris Dunnett with "Anatomy Of A Cover Arrangement", Robin Hulbert with "Eight Finger Tapping" and guitarist Mike O'Malley with a technique column, "The Importance Of Rhythm Guitar". Finally, indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney returns with new insights in "How Your Music Changed On November 5th".

David Martone

Tom Hess

Mike Campese

Paul Tauterouff

Alfredo Herz

Tim Sweeney

Chris Dunnett

Guy Pople

Nick Layton

Kevin Ferguson


Robin Hulbert

Mike O'Malley

New Interviews

December updates include three new interviews, this time featuring Razl, Ben Kuzay and David Martone.

Razl Interview

Ben Kuzay Interview

David Martone Interview

The Rediscovered

This edition we're shining the spotlight on four of the most outstanding artists from the eleven years of the Undiscovered series profiles - we're calling it, The Rediscovered. Think of it as the best of the best of The Undiscovered artists - another chance to check in with guitar oriented musicians and bands you may have missed the first time around.

The Rediscovered

New Instrumental Guitar CDs

Guitar Nine has added another 28 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1990!

CDs are now online and shipping for Gyula Schreiber, Bryan Beller, Brandon Campbell, Aaron Lewis, Shredding Across The World, John B., Revangel, Dojo, Jimmy Williams, Andre Tonelli, Kosta Vreto, Uthull, Freddie Fox, Lucas Fagundes, Bruce Bouillet, Doug Johns, Michael Angelo, Bluestone Company, Kevin Ferguson, Jimmy Herring, Guitar Idol 2008, Razl and Allen Hinds.

With the blend of the world's best Independent Artists along with our Distributed Artists Series, Guitar Nine aims to provide one-stop shopping for instrumental guitar enthusiasts.

Check out the Latest Additions/Releases and Listening Room at:

Latest Releases
Listening Room

To order any of the 1990 discs:

Price List


Ordering Information

For general ordering information/checkout, visit:

Ordering Information

Selling Your CD With Us

If you'd like more information about selling your instrumental guitar release with us:

Merchandising Program


Guitar-oriented, concert DVDs recently added include titles by Alejandro Silva, Michael Angelo Batio, Cosmosquad and Martone among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Browse over 270 titles in the area of guitar instruction, including a number of the newest Lick Library DVD titles such as their Quick Licks series, "Bass Guitar From Scratch" by Phil Williams, "Speed Soloing" By Andy James and "Funk Techniques" by Stuart Bull.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

The latest and greatest additions and reissues to the Guitar Nine sister site, Guitar Music 9, include:

Pizarro/Beegelow - Rock

Raging Honkies with Michael Landau - Hard Rock

Guitar Pete - Rock/Blues

Blindstone - Hard Rock

Poul Halberg Power Trio - Rock/Blues

Waldon Reed Jr. - Progressive/Rock

Bottom Dwellerz - Heavy Metal

There are now 593 guitar-oriented vocal titles available, with MP3 samples provided for previewing each artist.

Guitar Music 9 Main Page

Classifieds And The Home Studio Registry

For over twelve years we've offered free classifieds and a free listing on the Home Studio Registry. Use the classifieds to sell that piece of gear that you can't find any use for, find new music or advertise yourself to potential collaborators. Join the Registry to meet and hook up with other Home Studio owners like yourself to discuss gear, techniques, maintenance or production.

Free Classifieds

Home Studio Registry

In Conclusion

As always, your comments, support and feedback are appreciated.
Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Nine